Government must at all times function strictly within the framework of law and cannot be enlarging largesse for political expediency at the taxpayer’s expense.
The Goa Government must immediately withdraw the unlawful police security being given to former Power Minister and Cumbarjua MLA Pandurang Madkaikar.
In an unprecedented, very high-handed and arbitrary decision the Goa Government continues providing police security to the former Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar despite he having ceased to be a Minister on September 24th last year.
Pandurang Madkaikar over the last one year is having a security of around seven police personnel around the clock. This is a huge financial burden on an already cash strapped State. The Goa Police which is short staffed has been assigned for the security of Pandurang Madkaikar which he is by law not entitled to.
For former Minister Pandurang Madkaikar the Police security has become a status symbol and is merrily enjoying this state sponsored security further burdening an already depleted State exchequer.
The police personnel assigned to Pandurang Madkaikar have been reduced to medical attendants taking care of the ailing former Minister besides guarding the huge palacial bungalow at Old Goa adjacent to the Basilica of Bom Jesus built illegally by Pandurang Madkaikar in total contravention of law.
The Goa’s Chief Secretary must direct that this unwarranted and unlawful Police security given to Pandurang Madkaikar be immediately withdrawn and must conduct an inquiry as to how he is illegally given this facility to which he now as MLA is not entitled. Needless to state the government must also recover from Pandurang Madkaikar the total expenditure incurred on his police security over the last one year.